Meshel, Michael Sheldon was born in Queens, New York, United States. Son of Irving and Lillian Martha (Brody) M. Diploma culinaire, Culinary Institute American, Inc., Hyde Park, New York Certified working chef. Executive chef Cedarbrook Country Club, Brookville, New York, 1975-1976.
Student Achievement award Société Culinaire Philanthropique, New York, 1971, team gold medalist, winner 1st prize, 1985.
Member International Chef's Association (sergeant-at-arms since 1985), American Culinary Federation, Long Island Culinary Association, Chef de Cuisine Association.